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waxbill

[ waks-bil ]
/ ˈwæksˌbɪl /
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noun
any of several small Old World finches, especially of the genus Estrilda, that have white, pink, or red bills of waxy appearance and are often kept as cage birds.
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Origin of waxbill

First recorded in 1745–55; wax1 + bill2
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British Dictionary definitions for waxbill

waxbill
/ (ˈwæksˌbɪl) /

noun
any of various chiefly African finchlike weaverbirds of the genus Estrilda and related genera, having a brightly coloured bill and plumage
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